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12 Mar 2021

2021 BMW 530d Review

Our independent 2021 BMW 530d review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Five years since the G30 5 Series launched and the executive salon has had a facelift, or in BMW, ‘Life Cycle Impulse’ (LCI). Neatly, there’s nothing contentious about the penwork here, with

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05 Mar 2021

Five best trick dual-cab utes for fifty-odd grand

The start of 2021 sees new dual-cab ute special editions and facelifts vie for attention. Here are five top picks for utes to buy around $50,000. There are plenty of different utes on the market but here we’re looking at the top deals for tricked-up dual-cab utes on the market

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04 Mar 2021

MG in top ten, China claiming more and more sales

The Australian new car sales chart is quickly changing with 2021 showing that China and in particular SAIC Motor brand MG and competitor GWM are fast becoming popular options for buyers. As we reported last month, January saw China become the fourth largest country of origin for new car sales

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15 Feb 2021

The best V8 four-wheel drives on sale

There are plenty of options when looking for a 4WD, but only some four-wheel drives offer up V8 power. With the launch party for Toyota’s new LandCruiser 300 Series approaching, we’ve been pondering what the smaller engine replacement will be like. Not that we can fully confirm, but it seems

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15 Feb 2021

Avida Silverton Motorhome Review

We look at the Avida Silverton motorhome, including a full walk-around of the kitchen, sleeping and bathroom areas, plus a drive. The Silverton is based on a new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with a comfortable, leather-clad cabin, and is a stylish and very well-appointed motorhome. Available in B and C Type

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10 Dec 2020

2021 BMW 4 Series review

Our independent 2021 BMW 4 Series review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. For some, the 4 Series name is still settling in. Now in its second generation after departing from the 3 Series nomenclature, the G22 two-door coupe has taken important and positive

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20 Nov 2020

2021 Genesis G80 review

Our independent 2020 Genesis G80 review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. When you start a new business it’s important to do the basics well. So, for example, if you open a bakery you need to get proficient at baking a good chocolate cake

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06 Nov 2020

2020 Genesis GV80 review

Our independent 2020 Genesis GV80 review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Genesis means beginning and the while the car company with the same name has been on our roads for several years now, the launch of its latest model feels like a new

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23 Oct 2020

2020 Hyundai i30 Sedan review

Our independent 2020 Hyundai i30 Sedan review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. What’s in a name? Well, for Hyundai it could be the difference between having the best-selling small car or not. The South Korean brand’s i30 hatchback has been one of the

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16 Oct 2020

Slot car sets you can drive to survive lockdown with

Not everyone is out of the woods yet, with many in Australia still in lockdown at home. Here are some of the best slot car sets you can get to survive isolation. The simple slot car set has been with us for years, and anyone old enough to remember the

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15 Oct 2020

New Navara design set to look more like Titan

Images of what appears to be the new update for the Nissan Frontier sold in the Middle East and America have surfaced, and strongly suggest what we can expect on the updated Navara due later this year. They were published by Cars Secrets on Instagram. While the Australian Navara and

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08 Oct 2020

2020 Audi S8 review

Our 2020 Audi S8 luxury sedan review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Effortless. It’s the perfect descriptor for the new Audi S8. Powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 displacing 4.0 litres, the S8 is endowed with 420kW at 6000rpm and 800Nm from 2000-4500rpm, and

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28 Sep 2020

Audi Q5 Sportback revealed

The third swoopy SUV model from Ingolstadt will arrive next year. Audi has revealed the new Q5 Sportback, a coupe-style body SUV of the Q5. It is the third coupe-SUV to join Audi’s lineup since a proliferation of high-riding wagons from German became hot driveway property. This particular model is

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24 Sep 2020

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4Matic+ review

Our 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Across the entire Mercedes-Benz portfolio, just under 20 per cent of all models sold wear an AMG badge. In the GLE Coupe range, however, the figure is a staggering 65 percent. Of

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15 Sep 2020

Ford missed the mark with Bronco case for Australia

Has Ford missed a trick in not approving the new Bronco for right-hand drive? We think so. Not letting emotions get in the way (although yes, we do also really want to see the Bronco on Aussie roads and bush tracks too), it is the business case for the Bronco

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